Duck sauce

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This article is about the condiment. For the house band, see Duck Sauce.
Duck sauce
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Packets of duck sauce
Traditional Chinese 酸梅醬
Simplified Chinese 酸梅酱
Literal meaning sour prune sauce

Duck sauce (or orange sauce) is a condiment with a sweet and sour flavor and a translucent orange appearance similar to a thin jelly. Offered at Chinese-American restaurants, it is used as a dip for deep-fried dishes such as duck, chicken, fish, spring rolls, egg rolls, or with rice or noodles. It is often provided in plastic packets along with soy sauce, mustard, hot sauce or red chili powder.


It may be made of plums, apricots, pineapples or peaches added to sugar, vinegar, ginger and chili peppers. It is used in more traditional Chinese cuisine in the form of "plum sauce."


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